Agency impounds truck with N15m Indian hemp in Nasarawa

"The occupants of the vehicle left their mobile phones and other valuables in the truck and that is what we are using to track them down,’’ Salihu said.

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency

The NDLEA on Friday said it impounded a truck loaded with Indian hemp worth over N15 million in Akwanga, Nasarawa State.

Mr Saidu Salihu, the NDLEA Area Commander in charge of Akwanga and Kokona Local Government Areas, disclosed this to newsmen in Akwanga.

Salihu said that the truck was impounded after knocking down and killing three street hawkers at Alushi Village, near Akwanga.

According to him, the occupants of the vehicle fled the scene after the accident.

"The villagers later got there and discovered that the truck was loaded with hard drugs and contacted the agency.

He said that the impounded vehicle had been deposited at the Akwanga Police Station while investigation was on going to arrest and prosecute the suspected traffickers.

The commander vowed that the agency was poised to rid the state of drug traffickers and peddlers.

He, however, solicited the support of members of the public in order for the agency to achieve its goal.

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